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Eight Below (2006)

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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

David DiGilio (screenplay), Toshirô Ishidô (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Jerry Shepard
Bruce Greenwood ... Davis McClaren
Moon Bloodgood ... Katie
Wendy Crewson ... Eve McClaren
Gerard Plunkett ... Dr. Andy Harrison
August Schellenberg ... Mindo
Jason Biggs ... Charlie Cooper
D.J. ... Max -a Dog
Timba Timba ... Max - a Dog
Koda Koda ... Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin Jasmin ... Maya - a Dog
Apache ... Old Jack - a Dog
Buck Buck ... Old Jack - a Dog
Noble Noble ... Shadow - a Dog
Troika Troika ... Shadow - a Dog
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Storyline

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Eight Below. Inspired by a true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Second unit filming in Greenland was referred to by crew members as the "Amundsen Expedition". This was a reference to second unit director/director of photography Mitchell Amundsen, and to Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Mindo are sitting at the table in Mindo's cabin, there are plates on the place mats in front of them while Mindo is looking at the photo album. The scene then shifts to Mindo, then back to Jerry where the plates are now missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jerry Shepard: All right, Coop. A hundred and five degrees. What do you say?
Charlie Cooper: 1-0-5? I can go more.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the Antarctic explorers and their dogs whose courage and spirit inspired this film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #37.3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Erin's Song
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Production
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Adventures and animals on spectacular outdoor locations
12 May 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie deals with an adventurer (Paul Walker) along with a scientist (Bruce Greenwood) looking for meteor stones . Under the unfortunate circumstances they must leave their pack of wolf-dogs behind on a frozen landscape in the Antarctic . The film concerns on the Huskies' subsequent fight for survival . This is an epic saga of survival against the wilderness of the Antarctic . The first part of the movie is developed between Paul Walker and his companion Bruce Greenwood and the second part the dogs must face the harsh ice and struggle to stay alive in the great white south .

It's a simplistic and agreeable fare with heroes but no villains . This is a politically correct and wholesome family story compliments of Walt Disney or Touchstone studios . Kids will love it and there are plenty of Huskies to achieve required factor . Besides , the comic relief at charge of Jason Biggs . Beautiful scenery filmed on mesmerizing location by cameraman Don Burgess (Spiderman , Terminator 3) , he's Robert Zemeckis's usual cinematographer . Spectacular and sensational musical score by Mark Isham . The motion picture was well realized by Frank Marshall (Congo , Arachnophobia) who also directed another survival drama titled ¨Alive¨. The movie is a remake to ¨Antarctic¨ (Koreyoshi Karahara) a Japan film with Ken Takakura and Vangelis soundtrack . Rating : Better than average . Fun for the entire family .


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Country:

USA | Canada | Antarctica

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antarctica See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,188,176, 19 February 2006

Gross USA:

$81,612,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,455,994
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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